retrace one's course;
"The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back"
go back to a previous state;
"We reverted to the old rules"
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings;
"Drive away potential burglars"
"drive away bad thoughts"
"The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;
"Arrest the downward trend"
"Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"
"Contain the rebel movement"
"Turn back the tide of communism"
turn inside out or upside down
- The hounds harked back to the dells.
- The plane needs haft a day to turn round.
- She got back safe from her adventure.